More events for Bagni di Lucca

Summer is a busy time in Bagni di Lucca. Here are some more events coming up.

Sunday 5th is a busy day with 2 events.

The inauguration of a photographic exhibition of immigtation stories will be at the Oratorio della Madonna del Rosario in Casabasciana. This  is one I would love to see. The exhibition will be there until 19th August.
Bagni di Lucca events

I love sbandieratori! I wish I could be in Brandeglio to see the flag throwers. Let’s hope it is a fine day on Sunday.

Bagni di Lucca events

…and another in San Cassiano di Controne.

Bagni di Lucca events

This is a list I found with lots of upcoming events…something for everyone.

Bagni di Lucca events

This is a list of events in Casabasciana.

Bagni di Lucca events

Outdoor cinema seems to be popular this summer. I’m sure these events will be well attended.

 

The pool opens

The beautiful pool in Bagni di Lucca was opened to much celebration. Thank you Rosi for taking photos and sharing the event with us.

Bagni di Lucca pool

Bagni di Lucca pool

Bagni di Lucca pool

It would not be an Italian celebration without food.

Bagni di Lucca pool

Bagni di Lucca pool

Bagni di Lucca pool

Bagni di Lucca pool

The pool is in the most magnificent setting with views across the mountains and has all the style of a 1950s movie. It is great that the renovations have enabled it to be open for at least some of the summer season.

Here are some more photos of the gorgeous pool taken by Elizabeth Nelson…a big fan of the pool.

Bagni di Lucca pool

Bagni di Lucca pool

Bagni di Lucca pool

Bagni di Lucca pool

Bagni di Lucca pool

Bagni di Lucca pool

Bagni di Lucca pool

Opening hours…9.00 – 19.00

Entrance fee…€8.00

After 15.30…€6.50

Phone…334 2171150

 

The winners are

Sunday was hot at Ponte a Serraglio, but it didn’t stop lots of artists to gather to take part in the art competition in the Villa Fiori park.

I wasn’t there, but my friends Moe and Liz took some photos to share. There are also some by local photographers Valerio Ceccarelli and Domenico Bertuccelli.

Artists found a cool spot where they could.

My friend Moe had a great vantage point on my balcony.

The standard was excellent.

There was music and dancing.

These were the first 3 prizes awarded…I think 3rd and 4th and 5th.

This is the second prize.

This is the winner.

Congratulations to everyone involved for a successful day at Ponte a Serraglio.

Summer wild flowers

Paul Davies from San Cassiano has been out and about taking photos of the gorgeous wild flowers beside the roads on the way to his pretty village. With all the rain we had this spring they are putting on a great show.

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San Cassiano wildflowers

San Cassiano wildflowers

San Cassiano wildflowers

San Cassiano wildflowers

San Cassiano wildflowers

San Cassiano wildflowers

San Cassiano wildflowers

 

San Cassiano wildflowers

San Cassiano wildflowers

 

Thank you Paul for letting us see your lovely neighbourhood.

Every season has something wonderful to offer in the villages of Bagni di Lucca.

 

Summer in Ponte a Serraglio

Ponte a Serraglio looks glorious in summer. I love every season, but when everything is green and lush Ponte is wonderful.

Ponte a Serraglio

Ponte a Serraglio

Ponte a Serraglio

Ponte a Serraglio

Ponte a Serraglio

Ponte a Serraglio

Ponte a Serraglio

Ponte a Serraglio

There are often fishermen on the river, I hope they catch something.

Ponte a Serraglio

By the end of the hottest season the water level in the river drops unless there is summer rain.

This year has been very hot and dry, so it will no longer be as green as when I took these photos, but still beautiful.

Under the Linden trees

In summer the beautiful Linden trees form tunnels on the roads into Bagni di Lucca. Linden trees are called Tiglio in Italy and as well as providing welcome shade in summer the perfume from the tiny yellow flowers fills the air with the delightful smell of summer.

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Bees love the flowers and delicious Tiglio honey can be found in local shops.20130821-060325.jpg

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Be careful not to park you car under one of the trees. A sticky sap falls from them and is quite difficult to remove…admire them from a distance.